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« Reply #270 on: October 15, 2014, 08:45:08 pm »



Ebola patient Amber Vinson spent weekend in Tallmadge, Summit County health officials interviewing family

 Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson spent last weekend in Tallmadge, an Akron suburb, before testing positive for the Ebola virus.

Summit County Public Health officials are still trying to determine who Vinson may have seen and where she went while she was visiting family. A family member has already self-quarantined himself in a Tallmadge home following Vinson's positive test.

Interviews to determine Vinson's whereabouts are expected to take time, said Summit County Public Health Medical Director Margo Erme, and people will be interviewed twice to determine whether or not they were in contact with Vinson.

"We have been in there all day to see if there are additional contacts and to see where those additional contacts may be, and also the nature of those contacts," Erme said.

Quarantine needs will be determined on an individual basis, Erme said.

Health officials learned the Vinson had been in the county at around 10 a.m. Wednesday. An emergency command center has been established between Summit County Public Health, Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Department of Health.

Anyone with questions or anyone concerned about possible symptoms or exposures can call a county hotline: 330-926-3939.

Vinson, 29, was in Akron Oct. 10 through Monday before flying back to Dallas on a Frontier Airlines flight. The Firestone High School graduate earned her nursing degree at Kent State University and worked at Summa Akron City Hospital from 2007-12, said spokesman Jim Gosky. She was in town to help her mother plan for a wedding.

Summa Health System is "in the process of analyzing the entire situation," Gosky said.

Vinson tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, though some reports say she had a low-level fever on the flight.

Erme said her agency does not yet know whether or not Vinson was experiencing any symptoms. Interviews conducted in Dallas will be handed over to those working on the case in Ohio.

Tallmadge Mayor David Kline said his city is prepared to deal with the virus.

"We are prepared for this as much as we can," Klein said. "We have our fire department working with these agencies for a number of years."

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic told the press conference that inaccurate information has plagued his offices throughout the day.

"If you suddenly say there's a crisis, you don't do very well. The big concern about panic is a tremendous concern," Plusquellic said. "People making bad decisions about not going or not doing something based on incorrect information."

Summit County Executive Russ Pry said releasing accurate information is paramount.

The county will conduct a follow-up press conference Thursday to discuss any potential developments in the case.

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/10/ebola_patient_amber_vinson_spe.html

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« Reply #271 on: October 15, 2014, 09:00:17 pm »

She stayed in a house not to far from where i work. That is awesome....  Huh

Just found the house, it's just around 3,000 feet from where i work.  Cheesy She was in this house, contagious for at least 5 days, 3,000 feet from me.
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Ebola outbreak 2014
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Report: Dallas County officials to issue disaster declaration Thursday over Ebola - @nbcdfw
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/africa-ebola-outbreak-2014/

Sorry BA, welcome to my world... lol. Incase me and him quite posting anytime soon you will know why.  Cheesy Funny how we both run this web site, and all of a sudden EBOLA is right next door to us.

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Ebola outbreak 2014
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Report: Dallas County officials to issue disaster declaration Thursday over Ebola - @nbcdfw
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/africa-ebola-outbreak-2014/

Incase me and him quite posting anytime soon you will know why.  Cheesy Funny how we both run this web site, and all of a sudden EBOLA is right next door to us.

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Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.


God does not want you or BA2 to get Ebola, i cannot see a loving God allowing any Christian to get such a dreadful disease, however there are other ways to die before the Rapture i wouldnt worry about it Wink
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« Reply #274 on: October 16, 2014, 03:01:06 pm »

U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. On page 177 of the handbook, in a chapter discussing “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” (VHF), a category of viruses that includes Ebola, USAMRID says: “In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.”   

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/u-s-army-warns-of-potential-airborne-ebola/

Obama Ebola czar: Zero medical experience

Lisa Monaco, who has no professional medical expertise, was named by the White House as the point person in charge of coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Earlier this month, prior to widespread criticism of the handling of the first Ebola case in the U.S., Monaco assured the public the government had the outbreak under control. “We know how to do this, and we will do it again,” Monaco said at a press briefing.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/obama-ebola-czar-zero-medical-experience/

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« Reply #275 on: October 17, 2014, 03:44:29 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/us-schools-close-ohio-texas-over-ebola-fears-171557552.html
US schools close in Ohio, Texas, over Ebola fears
10/16/14

Washington (AFP) - Some schools in Ohio and Texas closed Thursday amid fears that students or staff had been exposed to a nurse who had Ebola infection during an airline flight.

The US Centers for Disease Control has reached out to 132 people who were on the same October 13 flight as Amber Vinson, but said there was an extremely low risk that anyone was infected.

She had a low-grade fever and was not vomiting or experiencing diarrhea on the trip from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth, but she should not have been allowed to board a commercial airline, CDC chief Tom Frieden said.

Three schools in central Texas were closed because two students had traveled on the same Frontier Airlines flight, according to a statement posted online.

School superintendent Susan Kincannon said North Belton Middle School and Sparta Elementary -- where the students attend -- were closed, as well as Belton Early Childhood School while health authorities evaluated the risk.

"I'm frustrated that we didn't learn until late tonight that the CDC was re-evaluating the health risk," she wrote in the letter, posted late Wednesday.

"The health and safety of our students is my first priority."

Some schools in Ohio also closed, including Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary, after a school employee was potentially on the same plane but a different flight.

"We learned today that an SMS staff member traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines Tuesday on a different flight, but perhaps the same aircraft, as the Texas nurse with Ebola," said the school.

Officials at the schools said the closures were a precautionary measure, and that building facilities would be thoroughly cleaned.

Ebola is spread through close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The virus has killed more than 4,400 people in West Africa since the start of this year.

Vinson was the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in Dallas on October 8.

Her Ebola diagnosis was announced October 15, two days after she took the domestic flight. Another nurse, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola on October 12.
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« Reply #276 on: October 19, 2014, 10:48:08 am »

Breaking: New Patient Reporting Ebola Symptoms Transferred To Hospital Where Two Nurses Were Infected

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in the last hour has released the below information. A new patient reporting Ebola symptoms was transferred to the hospital. The patient was determined to be low-risk.

    Thursday evening, a patient reporting Ebola symptoms was transferred from Baylor University Medical Center to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The patient was placed in isolation at Texas Health Dallas and evaluated with all appropriate precautions. The patient was determined to be low risk and wanted to leave the hospital. The CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services were advised of this and did not feel it was necessary to have her detained.

It sounds like this was probably just someone not feeling well, unrelated to Ebola.

However, although the CDC determined it was safe for the patient to leave, many Dallas residents must be wondering why a patient was transferred to the very hospital where two care givers were infected, the original Ebola patient died, and where a controversy remains as to whether proper precautions were taken. Not to mention it is the hospital that both current Ebola patients were just transferred away from by the same CDC that apparently was aware of the new transfer from Baylor.

"Evaluated with all appropriate precautions," reads the statement. In light of the allegatations from nurses and the two recent infections, a loaded statement at the least.

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Ebola Cover-up? African Dies Vomiting on Plane to New York

NY congressman furious after officials dismiss Ebola after 'cursory' exam of passenger who died on flight from Nigeria.

10/17/14

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is outraged after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials dismissed Ebola after a "cursory" exam of an African man, who died on a plane to JFK Airport Thursday in a fit of vomiting.

The unnamed 63-year-old had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria the night before, a federal law enforcement source told the New York Post. While in the air, the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane.

The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police entered the plane at around 6 a.m. when it landed, but after a very brief examination that apparently did not include a blood test with lab results, they claimed the man had not died from the lethal virus.

“It was what I was told a cursory examination. ...They were told there was no danger because the person did not have Ebola,” King said. "Their (passengers') concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks."

Indeed, the US experienced its first case of Ebola last month when Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia brought the disease in.

CDC protocol evidently was not enough to prevent two health care workers in Dallas from contracting the virus, and there are fears that they may have spread it further.

And it also has quietly lowered the "critical temperature" for detecting the fever characteristic of Ebola, after one of the health care workers' symptoms slid by undetected.

"We changed to 100.4 after the first nurse presented to hospital with symptoms of disease and her temp was not the 101.5 that Ebola patients usually present when they are having vomiting diarrhea, etcetera," CDC spokesman Thomas Skinner told the Daily Caller on Wednesday.

Additional alarm was raised after the second nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, was found to have boarded a flight from Cleveland to Dallas showing signs of the disease - but may have been cleared by a CDC worker to travel since her own fever was at just 99.5F.

Thursday's passenger came from Nigeria, while the epidemic has been centered in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. However, Nigeria has already had 19 confirmed cases of the virus in addition to other possible unreported cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said there have been no new cases known to have occurred in the last month in Nigeria, meaning that if by Monday that continues the country will be declared "Ebola-free" - meaning it still has not been declared as such.

"Step up security protocol"

King was particularly concerned about the handling of the case, noting that sources said "the door (to the terminal) was left open, which a lot of the first responders found alarming." The body was handed over to Port Authority police to dispose of after the "cursory" exam.

The congressman wrote to the Department of Homeland Security demanding tougher protocols, while warning that 70 to 100 passengers arrive at JFK each day from the three West African countries stricken by the disease.

"These individuals transit the airport with the rest of the traveling population, including using the restrooms," King wrote Thursday. "Only after they arrive at the Customs and Border Patrol primary screening location that they are separated and sent to secondary inspection for a medical check and to complete the questionnaire."

"I believe there should be a suspension of direct flights and connecting flights from these three countries," King said. "And maybe anyone with a visa from those countries, and who has been living in those countries, should be barred" from entering the US.

The statement comes after experts have warned US President Barack Obama showed laxness against the Ebola threat despite clear warnings from US-funded studies showing the danger. Experts have also criticized the position of Obama and the UN in keeping transit open from West Africa on the claim that closing it would somehow prevent the ability to fight Ebola.

Ebola has already infected at least 9,000 people and killed over 4,500 in West Africa; WHO reported on Tuesday that with unofficial figures included, the disease is showing a 70% rate of mortality, much higher than its traditional 50% rate.

It also warned that by December the number of infections every single week in West Africa is liable to skyrocket to 10,000 people.

The disease has not only spread to the US; on Tuesday, a UN worker infected with Ebola died after travelling to Liberia to treat the disease. There have also been several cases of infected British nationals recorded in Macedonia to the north of Greece, and a Spanish nurse became the first to contract Ebola outside of West Africa last week.
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« Reply #278 on: October 20, 2014, 10:22:11 pm »

http://www.webpronews.com/ebola-in-ohio-state-earmarks-800000-in-emergency-funds-to-fight-the-disease-2014-10
Ebola in Ohio: State Earmarks $800,000 in Emergency Funds to Fight the Disease
10/20/14

The state of Ohio has earmarked $800,000 in federal and state funds to fight a possible outbreak of Ebola in the state.

The Ohio Controlling Board allocated $300,000 to the Department of Health to stock up on protective equipment for hospitals, first-responders, and health-care workers, and another $300,000 to contract a Cincinnati, Ohio company to handle the cleanup of contaminated sites in the event a case of Ebola is confirmed.

There are currently no confirmed cases in Ohio.

According to officials, the state currently has enough protective gear for 16 “patient days,” which accounts for 240 suits. However, officials say health care workers would need to change their protective garments several times a day in caring for a single patient. The new purchase would bring the state up to 96 patient days.

“If a local hospital has difficulty receiving their supplies of (personal protective gear) in a timely fashion, we are able to come in and supply things until the supply chain opens back up,” Lynne Bratka, interim chief of the department’s Bureau of Health Preparedness, told The Columbus Dispatch.


Gene Phillips, chief of the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Health Department, said the disease is not transmitted through the air.

“There is some research to suggest that Ebola does not exist for a long period of time on surfaces,” Phillips said. “Once it dries out, the virus is relatively inactive and there are other disinfectants that can be used to clean those areas.”

However, bodily fluids of an Ebola patient, including waste from vomiting and diarrhea, “have to be treated with the most utmost care,” he said.

“In an abundance of caution we are making sure we are ready and available for the worst-case scenario,” Phillips said.


Ohio reduced the number of people being monitored from 153 to 142 on Monday. Those being monitored may have made contact with 29-year-old Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola, who flew to and from Cleveland between Oct. 10 and 13 to plan her wedding.

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/madsen-ebola-epidemic-linked-to-cia.html
Madsen: Ebola Epidemic Linked to CIA
10/21/14

Investigative journalist and former NSA contractor Wayne Madsen told Press TV on Monday the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa may be a resurfacing of an earlier infection linked to the CIA.

“We see a year [1976] when the US was violating a Senate law that forbid the US from engaging in the Angolan Civil War and we saw Zaire being used as a bait for the CIA and then we saw the outbreak of Ebola in Zaire. The same year that George H. W. Bush was the director of the CIA,” Madsen said.
“In 1980 we saw the outbreak of HIV in Zaire and Angola where the CIA was operating,” he said.

“I think what we need to see is an investigation of how intense the CIA biological warfare program was in Zaire and Angola between 1976 and 1980, and what has hit in Sierra Leon and other countries is the Zaire strain of Ebola.”

Madsen said the militarization of the U.S. Ebola effort in West Africa is suspicious. “It’s very peculiar that the US is sending the military in when obviously health workers, doctors, and other health care professionals are needed,” he said.

CIA and U.S. military involvement in the use of biological pathogens as weapons is well documented. In the 1970s, evidence was revealed by the Church Committee.

“Although such military research was highly classified, by 1975 concern over revelations of myriad intelligence abuses led to a comprehensive investigation by the U.S. Senate’s Church Committee, which published a CIA memorandum listing the deadly chemical agents and toxins then stockpiled at Fort Detrick. These included anthrax, encephalitis, tuberculosis, lethal snake venom, shellfish toxin, and half a dozen lethal food poisons, some of which, the committee learned, had been shipped in the early 1960s to Congo and to Cuba in unsuccessful CIA attempts to assassinate Patrice Lumumba and Fidel Castro,” Ellen Ray and Willam H. Schaap write in Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way.

Citing the Tuskegee syphilis experiments and the 1978 hepatitis-B experiments as a precedent, researchers also believe the CIA is behind the AIDS epidemic originating in West-central Africa. Many prominent Africans, including  former South African President Thabo Mbeki and Wangari Mathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, believe the CIA is responsible.

In the 1980s, John Stockwell, a former CIA paramilitary intelligence case officer stationed in Angola, said there is circumstantial evidence the CIA was involved in spreading the deadly virus.

Stockwell suggested the origin of AIDS may be linked to a mass smallpox inoculation conducted by WHO and that the disease was used by the agency intentionally to target gay men and intravenous drug users.

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« Reply #281 on: October 21, 2014, 08:30:20 pm »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2800577/cdc-deletes-recommendations-hospital-hazmat-suits-ebola-virus-continues-spread.html

CDC DELETES controversial guidelines for hospital hazmat suits to battle Ebola

Top epidemic-control agency got rid of its advice to hospitals on how to clothe health care workers who have contact with Ebola patients

On the same day it published a recommendation: Don’t have any physical contact with the patient ... without first putting on appropriate PPE'

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – is medical shorthand for a full hazardous materials (hazmat) suit

Requirements for gloves, 'impermeable' gowns, face masks and goggles are now missing fro he CDC's website

Instead hospitals and doctors see only a notice that 'recommendations are forthcoming'

A top US health expert said the new advice would make sure hazmat suits are worn 'with no skin showing'

By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 13:35 EST, 20 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:40 EST, 20 October 2014

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/21/two-passengers-from-liberia-to-chicago-quarantined/
10/21/14
Two Sick Passengers On Flights From Liberia Being Monitored At Chicago Hospitals

CHICAGO (CBS) – Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using “an abundance of caution” for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports neither patient – a girl and an adult who are not related – has a fever, and neither has been tested for Ebola, but both are being monitored at local hospitals.

Both patients showed improvement Wednesday, according to the city health officials and are no longer in isolation.

The girl began vomiting after boarding a flight from Liberia to Chicago, and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital after arriving in Chicago, to undergo stringent infection control protocols. The girl later was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, where she was in isolation Wednesday morning. Her family has shown no signs of Ebola, but was under quarantine until an evaluation has been completed.

The girl had no fever, and no known risk of exposure to Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but a test for Ebola was done out of an abundance of caution.

Dr. Stephen Weber, chief medical officer at University of Chicago Medicine, said the rigorous protocols were necessary, even though the chances are slim the girl has contracted Ebola.

“It’s important to stress that, at this time, we don’t have a diagnosis of Ebola for this patient. We are being very cautious,” he said. “It may turn out to be very unlikely that that’s what’s affecting this patient.”

In the other case, an adult passenger traveling alone from Liberia reported nausea and diarrhea, but had a normal temperature. That person was being monitored at Rush University Medical Center, but was not tested for Ebola. The patient was diagnosed with typhoid fever in August.

Even though neither patient has been diagnosed with Ebola, doctors and nurses treating them have been wearing appropriate protective gear, going above and beyond CDC recommendations.

“I think abundance of caution is exactly the right words,” Weber said. “Again, the experience of the last couple of weeks have shown that this is a complicated, potentially severe disease. So even the possibility of it – even when it’s remote – warrants specific attention, and great care by expert providers.”
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http://news.yahoo.com/virus-spreads-insurers-exclude-ebola-policies-163302758--finance.html;_ylt=AwrTWf3Z3kdUXjIAZv3QtDMD
As virus spreads, insurers exclude Ebola from new policies
10/22/14

By Carolyn Cohn, Richa Naidu and Avik Das

(Reuters) - As fear of Ebola infections spreads to developed economies, U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.

As a result, new policies and renewals will become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home, industry officials told Reuters.

"What underwriters are doing at the moment is they're generally providing quotes either excluding or including Ebola - and it's much more expensive if Ebola is included," said Gary Flynn, an event cancellation broker at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc in London.

While Ebola has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, and other diseases such as influenza are arguably more likely to cause measurable harm in the West, the arrival of a few isolated Ebola cases in Western countries has focused their insurers' minds on the virus's potential to cause damage.

The impact on liability insurance has been limited. In the United States, workers' compensation covers medical care and lost income for those who fall ill at work. Because such policies are regulated at state level, Ebola exclusions are unlikely.

Some property and casualty insurers, however, are considering Ebola before writing or renewing policies.

ACE Ltd said on Wednesday that its global casualty unit, which offers coverage for U.S.-based companies whose employees travel or that have operations abroad, was using a policy endorsement to exclude Ebola on a "case-by-case basis" during the underwriting process on new policies and renewals.

It said it was taking into account the risk posed by Ebola to clients who travel to and have operations in African countries with "potentially higher risk exposure".

Others are introducing new products tailored for Ebola.

"Probably the biggest issue coming up is business interruption," said Tony DeFelice, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' national casualty practice in the United States.

A business interruption could be anything from the loss of key employees to sickness to the quarantine of an airliner or cruise ship used by a suspected patient suffering from Ebola or any other serious infectious disease.

But many property and business interruption (BI) policies are triggered only by direct physical damage to property, insurance broker Marsh wrote this month in a note on Ebola.

"This means that without special provisions - for example, manuscripted wording to broaden coverage - healthcare providers' property insurance and BI policies would likely not be triggered based solely on the presence of Ebola," Marsh said.

Miller Insurance Services LLP and William Gallagher Associates last week launched the first product to insure hospitals against losses from any shutdown made necessary by Ebola quarantine, teaming up with Lloyd's of London underwriter Ark Syndicate.

More could follow. Aon Plc has created an "Ebola task force" to monitor the outbreak and help clients prepare for potential risks.

JLT's Flynn said the cost of insuring an event against Ebola would be about triple the amount of normal cancellation insurance, if the venue was in a region not known to be affected by the virus.

He said organizers would pay about 0.1 percent of potential revenue from an event for insurance excluding Ebola coverage. Including Ebola, the cost rises to about 0.3 percent.

No events have yet been canceled in Britain or the United States as a result of Ebola; only three cases have been diagnosed in the United States to date, and none in Britain. But concern has been growing, and Ebola has moved to the forefront of the U.S. election campaign.

The U.S. government said on Tuesday that travelers arriving from any of the three centers of the outbreak, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, must fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place. Britain is also screening arriving air and rail travelers.

(Additional reporting by Sonali Paul in Melbourne, Tanya Agrawal, Amrutha Gayathri and Neha Dimri in Bangalore; Writing by Robin Paxton; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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Ebola lockdown: British plan to send 3,000 UK troops into Sierra Leone to set up military blockades to restrict movement in attempt to stop the virus spreading

Chief of the General Staff General Sir Nick Carter heads review of UK response to disease

One suggestion is to use Royal Navy ships to patrol its coastal waters
Oxfam said lack of Western military personnel in West Africa puts lives at risk

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Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.

The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test.

While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges surrounding containment of the virus, especially in a crowded metropolis.

Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.

The next morning, he reported having a temperature of 103 degrees, raising questions about his health while he was out in public.

People infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until they begin to display symptoms, and it cannot be spread through the air. As people become sicker, the viral load in the body builds, and they become more and more contagious.

Dr. Spencer’s travel history and the timing of the onset of his symptoms led health officials to dispatch disease detectives, who “immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk,” according to a statement released by the department.

It was unclear if the city was trying to find people who might have come into contact with Dr. Spencer on the subway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority directed all questions to the health department, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the issue.

At Dr. Spencer’s apartment in Harlem, his home was sealed off and workers distributed informational fliers about the disease. It was not clear if anyone was being quarantined.

Health authorities declined to say how many people in total might have come into contact with Dr. Spencer while he was symptomatic.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a news conference Thursday evening before the diagnosis, said Dr. Spencer has given health workers a detailed accounting of his activities over the last few days.

“Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” Mr. de Blasio said.

Dr. Spencer had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, treating Ebola patients, before returning to New York City on Oct. 14, according to a city official.

He told the authorities that he did not believe the protective gear he wore while working with Ebola patients had been breached but had been monitoring his own health.

Doctors Without Borders, in a statement, said it provides guidelines for its staff members on their return from Ebola assignments, but did not elaborate on those protocols.
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“The individual engaged in regular health monitoring and reported this development immediately,” the group said in a statement.

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Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.
10/23/14

A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases in the United States and disappearing patients in an effort to avoid hysteria.

James Lawrenzi, DO, who has two clinics in Garden City and Archie, Missouri, appeared on the Alex Jones Show today to warn that the true scale of the situation was being deliberately downplayed.

Lawrenzi said that shortly after the arrival of patient zero – Thomas Eric Duncan – in the United States, he was told by a doctor at Truman Lakewood Medical Center in Kansas City they had taken in a possible Ebola patient who had a high fever and was bleeding out of all his orifices having recently returned from West Africa.

The following day, Lawrenzi was told by the doctor that the patient had “disappeared” against medical advice, but that he wouldn’t have been able to leave on his own given his medical condition.

The day after the patient disappeared, a meeting was called for anyone who had contact with the patient. Doctors and other medical workers were told that the patient had malaria.

A second possible Ebola patient was then admitted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City the following day but also quickly “disappeared,” with hospital bosses claiming he had typhoid, according to Lawrenzi.

“These patients are disappearing, they’re doing something with the patients and God knows where they’re going,” said Lawrenzi.

Asked why authorities were engaged in an apparent cover-up, Lawrenzi speculated that the CDC was attempting to prevent hysteria, noting that workers at his own clinics had been told not to use the word “Ebola,” just as 911 dispatchers in New York have been banned from using the term, or to reveal any information about a possible Ebola case.

Lawrenzi also revealed that Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a private operator of health care facilities, had earlier this week removed protective gear and Hazmat suits from local hospitals without replacing it.

“They were told this was so they could have continuity of care for possible Ebola patients,” said Lawrenzi, adding that the real reason was that authorities didn’t want to cause a panic by having medical workers and doctors being seen in protective gear.

Urging people to “stay away from places where there’s large groups of people,” as well as hospitals, Lawrenzi said the situation was “much more serious than they’re letting on.”

“When flu season hits, people are going to be coming into the hospital for flu or Ebola, they’re not going to know what they have….it’s going to be a nightmare, every doctor I’ve spoken with is terrified of this fall,” said Lawrenzi.

“They’re preparing for something,” he added, speculating that the endgame could be medical martial law or the Obama administration’s complete takeover of the medical system.

Lawrenzi’s assertion that Ebola patients are being “disappeared” correlates with claims made by 27-year Border Patrol veteran Zach Taylor, who told Infowars that possible Ebola victims attempting to cross the border were also being secretly detained.

According to Infowars medical correspondent Dr. Edward Group, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to only half the calls it is receiving from doctors reporting Ebola-like symptoms in patients. Dr. Group also talked with other health professionals and border patrol sources who confirmed that potential Ebola victims were being “disappeared” in an attempt to prevent panic.
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NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
10/24/14

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the case led them to conclude that the two states need precautions more rigorous than those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends monitoring of exposed people for 21 days but doesn't require quarantine, in which they are kept away from others.

"It's too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance," Cuomo said.

Those who are forcibly quarantined will be confined either to their homes or, if they live in other states, to some other place, most likely a medical facility, the governors said. Those quarantined at home will receive house calls from health officials. Twenty-one days is the incubation period for the Ebola virus.

Dr. Howard Zucker, acting New York state health commissioner, said any medical personnel who have treated Ebola patients in the three Ebola-ravaged West African countries — Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia — will be automatically quarantined.

The governors gave no estimate of how many travelers would be subject to quarantine, but Cuomo said "we're not talking about a tremendous volume of people coming in from these areas," and added that there are no plans to hire more screeners at airports.

The two states are home to Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty in New Jersey, both major international portals.

Spencer, a 33-year-old emergency room doctor, returned to the U.S. on Oct. 17 and sought treatment Thursday after suffering diarrhea and a 100.3-degree fever. He was listed in stable condition at a special isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital Center, and a decontamination company was sent to his Harlem home. His fiancee, who was not showing symptoms, was being watched in a quarantine ward at Bellevue.

Spencer's illness led lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers to wonder why he was out on the town after his return — and why stronger steps weren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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Health officials said that he followed U.S. and international guidelines in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and that he put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined, either voluntarily or by the government, during the incubation period.

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone "with a clear exposure" to Ebola, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Aid organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, the group Spencer was working for, have argued that mandatory quarantines are unnecessary because people with Ebola aren't contagious until symptoms begin, and even then it requires close contact with body fluids.

Also, aid groups have warned that many health care volunteers wouldn't go to Ebola hot zones if they knew they would be confined to their homes for three weeks after they got back.

"A three-week complete quarantine would eliminate two-thirds to three-quarters of the volunteers from the U.S." going to West Africa, said Dr. Rick Sacra, a Massachusetts physician who was recently infected in Liberia but recovered. "They wouldn't be able to spare the time."

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On the streets of New York, Michael Anderson was critical of the U.S. government and Spencer.

"He's stupid, a complete idiot" for moving about in public, the longtime Manhattan resident said at Grand Central Station. "It's his responsibility when you come back from Africa" not to put people at risk, he said.

Nearly 4,900 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The World Health Organization is not recommending the quarantine of returning aid workers without symptoms, spokeswoman Sona Bari said.

"Health care workers are generally self-monitoring and are aware of the need to report any symptoms, as this patient did," she wrote in an email.

Doctor Who Visited Africa Tested for Ebola in NYPlay videoDoctor Who Visited Africa Tested for Ebola in NY
In other developments:

— One of the two Dallas nurses who caught Ebola from a patient was declared virus-free and released from a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Nina Pham, 26, said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today." She later got a hug from President Barack Obama at the White House. The other nurse, Amber Vinson, is in an Atlanta hospital, where she was said to be "making good progress" and tests no longer detected virus in her blood.

— Millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015, and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March, the World Health Organization said.

— In Mali, which reported its first case this week, authorities warned that many people are in danger because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea. The 2-year-old girl died at a hospital on Friday.
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Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies
10/26/14

KAYES, Mali (AP) — After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the Ebola outbreak first began months ago to bring her home to Mali. It wasn't long, though, before the little girl started getting nosebleeds.

By the time the pair made their way back more than 600 miles to the heat-baked town of Kayes several days later, the toddler had a high fever and was vomiting blood. Doctors swiftly diagnosed Fanta with Ebola, but she soon succumbed to the virus already blamed for killing nearly 5,000 people in the region. Her grandmother, quarantined with a couple dozen others, could only watch from a distance in an isolation tent over the weekend as health workers in hazmat suits prepared the tiny corpse for burial.

There has been panic and fear in this town of 128,000 since news first spread of the girl's death, which was the country's first confirmed Ebola case about 10 months after the epidemic began in neighboring Guinea.

"We are in a panic — everyone is talking about Ebola," said Bruno Sodatonou, a 35-year-old restaurant worker in the town of 128,000. "We don't know how to protect ourselves. Some are now wearing gloves, while others are trying to avoid handshakes with people."

Mali — which shares a porous land border with Guinea — has long been seen as vulnerable to Ebola because of the large number of people moving back and forth between the two countries. Fanta's case has especially alarmed health authorities because she is believed to have been in a contagious state of Ebola as she traveled.

"The child's symptomatic state during the bus journey is especially concerning, as it presented multiple opportunities for exposures - including high-risk exposures - involving many people," the World Health Organization said in announcing the Malian case.

Dr. Koumare Toumani, director-general of the Kayes hospital, said the little girl and her grandmother though were quickly isolated upon arrival. A dozen of Fanta's family members are now being observed along with 11 health care workers, he said.

"It's true in the initial hours after the announcement of the Ebola case confirmation people were afraid, including health care workers," he said. "But calm has returned after religious and administrative officials carried out public awareness efforts."

Health authorities now though can only imagine how many people little Fanta may have come into contact along the way. Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of people showing symptoms of the disease, such as Fanta's bloody nose or potentially her soiled clothing.

Public transport buses in Guinea and Mali are often overcrowded, with children sitting on laps and passengers standing in the aisles.

Already they are making a list of the towns that Fanta and her grandmother passed through: Keweni, Kankan, Sigouri, Kouremale and the capital of Bamako. Health officials there are rushing to finish an isolation facility that can be used should additional cases emerge.

"Continued high-level vigilance is essential, as the government is fully aware," WHO said.
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Nurse's Lawyers Promise Legal Challenge to Ebola Quarantine

Lawyers for a nurse quarantined in a New Jersey hospital say they’ll sue to have her released in a constitutional challenge to state restrictions for health care workers returning to New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

Civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel said Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined after arriving Friday at the Newark airport, shows no symptoms of being infected and should be released immediately. He and attorney Steven Hyman said the state attorney general’s office had cooperated in getting them access to Hickox.

Late Sunday, a spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement saying that people who had come into contact with someone with Ebola overseas would be subject to a mandatory quarantine at home. It did not explain why Hickox was being held at the hospital, though it did say, "Non-residents would be transported to their homes if feasible and, if not, quarantined in New Jersey.”

Hyman told NBC News he wasn't sure what the statement meant for Hickox's release. "I think we're getting closer to it," he said.

He and Siegel, speaking earlier outside Newark University Hospital, where she is quarantined, said they spent 75 minutes with her on Sunday. They said she was being kept in a tented area on the hospital's first floor with a bed, folding table and little else — they said she was able to get a laptop computer with wi-fi access only Sunday. But they said she is not being treated.

“She is fine. She is not sick,” Hyman said. Photos they released showed her in hospital garb peering through a plastic window of the tented-off area.

After a doctor back from West Africa was diagnosed with the virus last week, Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered quarantines for all returning medical workers who had treated Ebola patients. On Sunday, Christie defended the actions but federal officials and health experts criticized such policies as counterproductive.

“We believe that the medical experts should be directing these policies, not the politicians,” Siegel said.

Late Sunday, Cuomo clarified details of New York's quarantines. He said anyone returning from overseas after contact with someone with Ebola would have to remain in their homes for 21 days, and health care workers would check on them twice a day for any symptoms. Cuomo said accommodations would be found for any who didn't have a place to stay.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the treatment of Hickox at the Newark airport, calling it an "interrogation" in which she was treated disrespectfully.

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Ebola Crisis: NJ Gov. Christie predicts quarantine will soon become ‘national policy’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has no second thoughts about enacting a 21-day medical quarantine on medical workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. “I think this is a policy that will become a national policy sooner rather than later,” the Republican governor said on “Fox News Sunday,” emphasizing the population density of his state and the New York metropolitan area. “The fact of the matter is that the CDC protocol, is as Dr. [Anthony] Fauci admitted himself, had been a moving target,” Christi added, referring to an earlier interview on the same show by the director of the Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“It was my conclusion that we needed to do this to protect the public health of the people of New Jersey,” Christie said.” [New York] Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo agreed, and now [Chicago] Mayor [Rahm] Emanuel agrees, and I think the CDC eventually will come around to our point of view on this. This is government’s job,” Christie said. “We have taken this action, and I have no second thoughts about it.” –Politico

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10/28/14
105 being monitored for Ebola in Pa.

Public health workers are monitoring 105 people in Pennsylvania for Ebola symptoms, the state Department of Health announced Monday.

That figure includes everyone in the state known to have arrived from three Ebola-ravaged West Africa countries in the last 21 days, according to new state monitoring rules.

The department did not immediately indicate how many of the travelers had potential exposure to the virus in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Those with possible or likely exposure to Ebola could face mandatory travel restrictions or quarantine, state health officials said last week.

They have declined to make available county-by-county tallies of those being monitored. On Friday, Allegheny County health director Dr. Karen Hacker said she knew of no one in the county who would fall under the new monitoring protocols.

Monitoring for any other affected travelers in Western Pennsylvania would fall to the state health department.

The protocols took effect Monday following a directive from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which ordered Pennsylvania and five other states to tighten checks for travelers arriving from the countries most harmed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The states together account for 70 percent of up to 150 people who arrive each day in the United States from those countries.

In Pennsylvania, state or local health workers will check in with the affected travelers twice a day during the three-week period when an infected person would begin showing symptoms and turn contagious.

The checks will be conducted by phone, in person or via Skype, according to state health officials. Workers will monitor for fevers and watch for symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and unexplained bleeding.

Any monitored people who develop symptoms would be rushed to a nearby hospital to be tested and isolated, state Deputy Health Secretary Martin Raniowski said last week. Those who defy monitoring expectations or travel restrictions could face legal action.

Other states set to bolster monitoring this week are New York, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia. Pennsylvania has no known Ebola cases.

More than 4,900 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have died from Ebola since the outbreak began in December. A man from Liberia died this month after contracting the virus there and carrying it to Dallas, Texas, where two of his hospital nurses caught the disease from him. They have recovered.
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Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off
10/29/14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

His remarks came amid debate between the federal government and several states over how returning health care workers should be monitored. The White House has pushed back against overly restrictive measures, including proposals for travel bans or isolation measures adopted by some states.

"Yes, we are likely to see a possible case elsewhere outside of these countries, and that's true whether or not we adopt a travel ban, whether or not you adopt a quarantine," Obama said from the White House, surrounded by health care workers who have volunteered or will volunteer to serve in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, where the disease has killed nearly 5,000.

"We have to keep in mind that if we're discouraging our health care workers, who are prepared to make these sacrifices, from traveling to these places in need, then we're not doing our job in terms of looking after our own public health and safety," he added.

Obama did not mention any specific case, but a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and has shown no signs of the disease was isolated in a hospital tent in New Jersey and now is abiding by a voluntary quarantine in her home state of Maine. The nurse, Kaci Hickox, said Wednesday that she planned to defy those guidelines if the state's policy didn't change by Thursday.

The White House has argued that stricter measures adopted by states such as New Jersey and New York could hurt efforts to recruit doctors and nurses to volunteer their services in West Africa. The federal government's guidance says only health care workers who have been exposed to Ebola directly, such as through a needle pin prick or by not having adequate protection, should face isolation.

Still, the Pentagon announced guidelines Wednesday that said U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. Obama has said the military's situation is different from that of civilians, in part because troops are not in West Africa by choice.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest rejected suggestions that the policies employed by the Pentagon and states that are stricter than guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conveys a mixed message to the American public.

"The fact of the matter is, those differences in application of the policy have not interfered with the ability of the federal government to coordinate with them as these policies are implemented," he said.

The president was introduced by Dr. Kent Brantly, who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia and was successfully treated in the United States.

Ahead of his appearance, Obama met in the secure Situation Room with his public health and national security team on the government's Ebola response.

Obama's Ebola response coordinator, Ron Klain, was planning his first visit to the CDC in Atlanta on Thursday. The White House said Klain would meet with Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other senior CDC officials.
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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse
10/31/14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride.

The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare.

The temporary order permits her to engage in what the judge called "non-congregate public activities" like walking or jogging in the park but instructs her to maintain a 3-foot (1 meter) distance from other people.

The quarantine confrontation between Hickox and Maine has become the focal point of a struggle between several U.S. states opting for stringent measures to guard against Ebola and a federal government wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”

“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster states.

Nass slammed the contradiction.

“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster,” she said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”

Dr. Rossi Hassad, a professor of epidemiology at Mercy College, said droplets could remain active for up to a day.

“A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” Hassad said.
The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.

In other developments:

 The de Blasio administration said the cost to New York of preparing for and treating Ebola ­patients and suspected victims will be “in the millions.” The city intends to ask the feds for help in paying the bill.

Dr. Craig Spencer remained at Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The 5-year-old Bronx boy hospitalized at Bellevue was taken out of isolation after doctors determined he had only a respiratory infection.

Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian man who later died, was declared disease-free and released from an Atlanta hospital — and was elated to be able to go home with the all-clear. “It has been God’s love that has truly carried my family and me through this difficult time and has played such an important role in giving me hope and strength to fight,” she said.

Doctors Without Borders nurse Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, is staying at an undisclosed location in Maine. Tuesday night, her lawyer told ABC News, “Going forward, she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others.”

President Obama delivered a veiled jab at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s treatment of Hickox, saying officials should not react to the crisis based on “fears.”
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http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/11/ebola_pennsylvania_cases_monit_1.html
Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises
11/3/14

Pennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week.

All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms.

Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.

Last Monday, Pennsylvania and five other states began monitoring incoming travelers from the three countries for Ebola symptoms, which include fever and vomiting.

Federal officials directed the six states to begin they monitoring because, between the six, they receive about 70 percent of incoming travelers returning from the three countries.

The monitoring involves twice-daily contacts by a health care worker to find out the person's temperure and whether they are showing Ebola symptoms.

For those who show no symptoms, the monitoring will last 21 days, which is the longest anyone exposed to Ebola can go without developing symptoms.
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« Reply #297 on: November 04, 2014, 12:57:29 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-break-ebola-quarantine-food-124818527.html
11/4/14
Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 5,000 people and authorities have gone to extreme lengths to bring it under control, like the quarantines in Sierra Leone. The country said Tuesday that it would keep a state of emergency, which includes restrictions on large gatherings, in place for a full year.

Restrictions on movement and gatherings have also been used in Liberia and Guinea, the two other countries hardest hit by the epidemic.

While public health authorities have said such measures may be necessary to bring under control an Ebola outbreak unlike any other, the Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella organization for aid organizations, warned on Monday that they were cutting off food to thousands of people.

"The quarantine of Kenema, the third largest town in Sierra Leone, is having a devastating impact on trade - travel is restricted so trucks carrying food cannot freely drive around," the committee said in a statement. "Food is becoming scarce, which has led to prices increasing beyond the reach of ordinary people."

Because services are not reaching them, people who are being monitored for signs of Ebola — and should be staying at home — are venturing out to markets to look for food, potentially contaminating many others, said Kamara.

When houses are put under quarantine, teams are supposed to go to them to identify their needs, she said: How many people are living there? Are there pregnant women or sick people with special needs?

But Kamara said that with the infections still increasing quickly, it was difficult for the government to keep up with the number of people being monitored for the disease. The outbreak in Sierra Leone has been shifting in recent weeks, with the number of new cases ballooning in the country's western and northern districts, far from where the outbreak began, in the country's east.

"The number is just rising exponentially," she said. "The speed with which we have to have such a robust system of planning and coordination" is too fast.

In October, the World Food Program fed more than 450,000 people in Sierra Leone, including people who are under quarantine or being treated for Ebola, said Alexis Masciarelli, a spokesman for the agency in Dakar, Senegal. The distribution of food has been difficult, he said, since it has required bringing food to remote areas by poor roads. Pick-up trucks have driven around some communities to do door-to-door handouts.

He acknowledged that getting good information about where people need help is difficult, but he said WFP asks smaller organizations, with deep connections to the communities, to help them keep track of a fast-moving situation.

Also as part of the effort to control the epidemic, Liberia has ordered that the bodies of all Ebola victims in and around the capital be cremated. Ebola is transmitted through the bodily fluids of infected people, and secretions from dead bodies are among the most infectious.

But the neighborhood around the crematorium on the outskirts of Monrovia, called Boys Town, is now demanding that the government move the facility elsewhere. Residents say the ash is polluting the area and the stigma surrounding Ebola is rubbing off on them, with people pointing them out in the market.

The residents are threatening to hold a protest Thursday that would block cremations if the government doesn't move the facility.
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« Reply #298 on: November 06, 2014, 10:10:57 am »

Number of People Under 'Active Monitoring' for Ebola in NYC Triples...
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/active-monitoring-ebola-doctor-Craig-Spencer-bellevue-hospital-281671121.html

Media agrees not to report any more suspected cases...
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/breaking-obama-administration-pushes-news-outlets-to-not-report-suspected-ebola-cases/
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« Reply #299 on: November 06, 2014, 07:46:35 pm »


Thank you for posting this - no wonder why I haven't heard any media coverage on this for a good bit.

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